Many North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska farmers have just completed the 2014 Weed Harvest….or uh, excuse me Wheat Harvest. Mother Nature threw some wicked curve balls to the wheat crop and few were able to recover. But one theme stayed true for a base hit and perhaps even a homerun in 2014: if you survived the winter kill from drought this winter, or any of the freezes or late frosts this spring, a weed management program and a plant health fungicide treatment paid off handsomely.
As we finally start our warming trend and take off into our traditional spring, I wanted to reflect back on a few of our past spring seasons for conversation. Why you ask? Because the weather is the one thing we can’t change in any of our operations, yet it is the one thing that can change our operations the most.Wheat started breaking dormancy the first week of March in 2010.
In keeping with United Farmers Cooperative’s Mission Statement “To provide innovative products, services, and information that grows stakeholder value”, in 2013 we are going to extend our focus in the Southern Region to ensure we bring you Value on Every Farm and Every Acre. We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring innovation to the farm in our Southern Region in the form of a Southern Region RD Showcase demonstration in Republic County.
Year after year, studies examining the potential benefit of Ascend® plant growth regulator treatments have shown positive yield increases in corn. UFC is actively involved in helping deliver this benefit to your acre through our RD2 program in addition to showcasing the results in local Answer Plot trials.